We live in Yankeedom

According to Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of government.

American Nations today

We live in Yankeedom, which Woodward describes as follows: “Founded by Puritans, residents in Northeastern states and the industrial Midwest tend to be more comfortable with government regulation. They value education and the common good more than other regions.”

Um, I am not sure about the comment about government regulation, but am glad that I live where education and the common good are highly valued.

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